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SC 430 Model Details


The 2005 SC 430 hardtop convertible reveals that beauty can be both on the outside and on the inside. The touch of a button is all it takes for the aluminum-alloy top to retract on this eye-catcher, revealing a car that is not only aerodynamic, but actually reduces draft, even when you accelerate into the open air. At the heart of this alluring roadster is a remarkable 4.3-liter V8 engine. And if that isn't enough to ignite your passion for driving, the SC 430 comes loaded with other state-of-the-art highlights, including the Mark Levinson® [1] audio system, DVD navigation system [2] and available run-flat tires [3], to name a few.

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Safety Equipment
- Driver's and front passenger's airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) [4]
- Front seat-mounted side airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) [4]
- Brake Assist [5] and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [6]
- Four-wheel front vented power-assisted disc brakes with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Traction Control (TRAC)
- Three-point seatbelts for all four seating positions, fronts with pre-tensioners and force limiters
- Child Restraint System (CRS) tether anchor brackets for all rear seating positions
- Strong body structure with front and rear crumple zones
- A-pillar reinforcements
- Dual side-impact door beams
- Impact-dissipating upper interior trim
- Reinforcements in pillars and doorsills
- Automatic on/off projector-beam High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with projector lens, low beams and dynamic auto leveling
- Integrated foglamps
- Daytime running lights
- Electrochromic (auto-dimming)/heated outside mirrors
- Vehicle theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer system, with in-key transponder
- Rear-window defogger with auto-off timer
- Side-window defogger
- Water-repellent door glass with UV protection
- First aid and tool kits
- Tire Pressure Monitor System
Luxury and Convenience
- Power-retractable aluminum alloy roof
- Leather-trimmed seats and interior with wood panels that cover the navigation screen and audio head unit
- Heated front seats
- Wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel
- Wood shift knob
- In-dash single-feed six-disc CD auto-changer
- Mark Levinson® [1] nine-speaker, 240-watt [7] Premium Audio System with seven-channel amplifier and Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL)
- Dual-zone Intuitive Climate Control with interior air filter, lap-level vents, smog sensor and auto recirculation mode
- Power windows with one-touch auto open/close feature
- Power door locks with collision unlock and shift-activated auto lock
- Multifunction, in-key remote entry system with rolling-code technology
- HomeLink® universal transceiver to operate compatible garage, gate, home lighting and home security systems
- Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column with automatic tilt-away
- Interior electronic trunk-lid and fuel-filler door releases with valet lockout feature for trunk, glovebox, lower center console box and convertible roof operation
- Lexus Memory System for power driver's and front passenger's seats (except lumbar), steering wheel and outside mirrors
- 10-way power-adjustable front seats and headrests
- Outside temperature gauge
- Green-tinted exterior glass with UV reduction
- Lockable center storage console box
- Front cupholders
- Card key
- Illuminated scuff plates
- Lexus DVD Navigation System [2] with 7-in display screen with three tilt positions
- Trip computer with average mpg, instant mpg, drive time, outside temperature and digital quartz clock
Available Options:
- Run-flat tires [3]
- Rear spoiler
- Overall length 177.8 in
- Width 72.0 in
- Height 53.1 in
- Wheelbase 103.1 in
- Curb weight 3,840 lb
- Fuel-tank capacity 19.8 gallons
- 4.3-liter, four cam, four valves per cylinder V8 engine. Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (U-LEV)
- Horsepower at rpm: 300 hp @ 5,600
- Torque at rpm: 325 lb-ft @ 3,400
- Five-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
- 0-60 mph acceleration 5.9 seconds [8]
- 1/4-mile acceleration 14.4 seconds [8]
- Top track speed 143 mph (electronically limited) [8]
- Estimated fuel consumption 18/23 mpg city/highway [9]
- Aerodynamic drag coefficient 0.31 (0.30 with optional rear spoiler)
[1] Mark Levinson is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries. [2] The Lexus DVD Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Changes in street names, road closures, traffic flow or other road system changes may affect the accuracy of the mapping software. Rely upon your common sense to decide whether or not to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available in every city. Optional periodic geographic updates available at an additional cost. See your Navigation Owner's Manual and your Lexus dealer for further details. [3] Run-flat tire technology is designed for limited emergency use only. If air pressure is lost, vehicle speed must remain below 55 miles per hour; cornering, braking and accelerating must be done with extreme caution; and the tire should be replaced within 100 miles. See your Lexus dealer for details. [4] The Lexus driver's, front passenger's and front seat-mounted side airbags are Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS). The driver's and front passenger's airbags are designed to deploy in severe (usually frontal) collisions where the magnitude and duration of the forward deceleration of the vehicle exceed the design threshold level. The side airbags are designed to deploy in certain types of severe side-impact collisions. In all other accidents, the airbags will not deploy. To decrease the risk of injury from a deploying airbag, always wear your seatbelt, sit upright in the middle of the seat, and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an airbag or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of a deploying airbag SRS may cause serious injury or death. Please see your Owners Manual for further instructions. [5] Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions. [6] Lexus Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details. [7] Continuous average power, all channels driven, at 0.01% THD; 20-20,000 Hz. [8] These performance capacity figures are for comparison only, and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [9] 2004 EPA-estimated mpg. Actual mileage may vary.
 Specific options may be available only in combination with other options. Specifications, equipment, technical data, production processes, photos and illustrations based on information at time of posting, and subject to change without notice. For more information, call 800-USA-LEXUS (800-872-5398). Lexus reminds you to wear seatbelts, secure children in rear seat, obey all traffic laws and drive responsibly.
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